Her life as a window to God...
9/27/84 - 6/9/04
Melissa Bell Meisenhelder
Melissa Bell Meisenhelder was the all-American girl next door, the local babysitter, the honor-roll student, and the Sunday School teacher After a courageous 21-month battle against an aggressive juvenile cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma. Melissa entered heaven on June 9, 2004 at age 19...
Melissa studied Psychology at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts where she was known for her faith, her deep loyalty to friends and family, positive perspective in the face of adversity, and a fabulous ability to make people laugh! She showed the world a strong and inspiring faith, which gave her an amazing peace in the midst of devastating circumstances. Melissa illustrated the perfect way to successfully cope with a life-threatening disease.
Melissa wrote extensively about God's constant grace to her throughout her cancer battle. Her encouraging poems, and powerful prayers are now available to delight and inspire everyone in Melissa's Prayer Journal. Order your own copy today!
In the last month of her life, Melissa writes, "My faith has literally been my lifesaver, my foundation, and the basis for my sanity since I was diagnosed. God has given me strength in my weakness, hope in my doubt, confidence in my lack of self-esteem and a positive attitude in the midst of a potentially devastating situation."
In the same paper, Melissa also writes: "Focusing on and trusting in the Lord is the hardest, yet most rewarding thing I have had to do. I do my best to trust Him with my life, yet fear is so easily overwhelming. God's amazing peace is the only cure for a worried heart and depressed spirit. I am continually able to receive this peace through prayer."
Melissa's faith was her secret weapon that "enabled me to enjoy my very difficult and testing life."
Now you can get a glimpse into Melissa's most intimate thoughts and prayers in her own prayer journal, available by mail order on the journal tab above. Share Melissa's faith with someone you know.